A large, lively, year-round resort with its own attractive slopes and linked by lift to the main Portes du Soleil circuit.
Since its first ski lift opened in 1934, Morzine has retained its original Haute-Savoie character, giving the town an authentic historical feel with all the convenience of a modern-day resort with cool bars, trendy shops and fabulous restaurants.
Morzine is located in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps and the nearest airport is Geneva, less than a 90-minute transfer away. It’s the ideal destination for people who want to spend more time on the mountain and less time travelling
Morzine-Avoriaz is in the heart of the Portes Du Soleil, acclaimed to be the largest linked ski area in the world with over 404 miles of pistes. Morzine is the perfect central location to the Portes Du Soleil providing a brilliant cross section of ski terrain, great for beginners but also challenging for intermediates and experts.
Morzine often gets better snow than other higher French resorts due to its close proximity to Mont Blanc and northern location in the Alps. The slopes tend to keep their snow well as many are north facing and therefore retain a great base layer all season. The pistes are rigorously maintained with use of approximately 520 snowmaking cannons to supplement natural snow.
Traditional après-ski is centered around a cluster of bars, boasting the infamously strong Mutzig Old Lager! In the evening the pace of life increases with a wide variety of bars and pubs staying open until the early hours in the morning.
If you fancy taking time away from the slopes there are plenty of other activities in and around the town to keep you entertained – Snowshoeing, Ice Skating & Swimming at the local sports center, hiking, shopping, visiting the numerous spas, and much more.
What’s Great in Morzine
- Part of the vast Portes du Soleil lift network
- Larger local piste area than other Portes du Soleil resorts
- Good nightlife by French standards
- Quite attractive old town – a stark contrast to Avoriaz
- Few liftlines locally (but see minus points)